Rollin’ out (7/11/08)

Posted: July 12, 2008 in ACORN, Headlines, Politics

Here are some quick hits before I head out for the weekend—

With a deal like this, don’t be surprised if someone tries to turn you in.

Help Catch A Criminal, Get Free Gas
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Your government hard at work

Dozens of Los Angeles County officials drive luxury vehicles

chron.com did an explosive story this week that exposed the salaries of county workers in both Harris and Houston county. Man! I hope this catches on.

Houston public employee salaries in 2007

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Bob Johnson is still ballin’

Robert L. Johnson Joins KB Home Board of Directors

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Jesse’s turn at the spanking wheel

The spanking wheel is loaded with all of the usual suspects: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Republicans, Democrats, hip hop, Bush, rich people, poor people, NAACP, CBC, KKK, Bill Cosby, BET, etc. , etc. , etc. each getting their chance to be whipped by us armchair pundits who somehow believe we can impress others on our ability to find a new way to break an egg.

As we all know, this week Mr. Jackson has made it known that he is interested in becoming a surgeon. His first patient? Obama. Instead of starting with treating headaches or the common cold, homeboy went straight to possibly performing castrations.

Possibly one of the most STUPIDEST things I have heard this week came from a couple of sources online that suggested that Jackson’ s moment of transparency could actually help Obama in winning over (racist) Whites who think he is joined at the hip with Jackson. S’cuse me, but White people who have a problem voting for a Black man in the first place are not going to all of a sudden going to embrace him (Obama) because of Jackson. That is a huge stretch of imagination.

One thing is for certain, the Obama campaign need to make sure their “Fight the Smears” campaign also targets fellow Democrats.

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ACORN….(sigh!) Yeah, ACORN yet again.

Funds Misappropriated at 2 Nonprofit Groups

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Joel Kotkin smacks this whole notion that suburbia America is going to turn into one big wasteland because of the numbers of foreclosures. Living out here in the Inland Empire (probably the worst hit in the nation when it comes to foreclosures), I’m just not seeing the ‘hood’ coming out here. I think that is because of two reasons: 1- Folks who really didn’t care about the community in the first place in many cases are part of the current wave of foreclosures. 2- It has become much harder to get a loan. In many cases your income has to be twice the amount of you monthly mortgage payment. What I am seeing are more folks from the city (especially middle-class Blacks) moving their families out to the LA suburbs. Our local media recently did a piece on the current real estate market that totally misrepresented the situation making it sound like hell on earth. From the way it sounded, the reporter visited only one community and drew his conclusions from there. Fortunately local residents have since hammered this guy for his crap-piece. If you ask me, folks in the media are doing their part to fuel the negative speculation out there. This is good news for real estate investors who can afford to wait for the next wave.

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‘memba dees?

When candy manufactures taught us that is was okay to smoke.

They were thin with a red/pink tip and covered with powdered sugar. I usually got these either for Halloween or from an aunt/uncle.

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Mo’ possibly over the weekend. In the meantime, PEACE!

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Comments
  1. reformislam says:

    Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

    “What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge,” says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word “Muslim” as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won’t stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama’s website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

    How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called “Islamic civil rights groups” like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

    “In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Obama, “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261.

    Well, the political winds did shift in an ugly direction. Is equating “Muslim” with “smear” Obama’s idea of “stand[ing] with [Muslims]?

    Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of “SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim” statement from the official Barack Obama’s website as well as an apology for giving the word “Muslim” a negative connotation.

    http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/06/senator-obama-is-not-dirty-muslim.html

    Update:
    Obama changes “SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim” to “SMEAR: Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim” as well as removes his pledge not to use religion as a wedge from site’s header.

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